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Tuesday, 05 February 2013 10:51

Steibel Eltron Electric Tankless Water Heaters Featured

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Tempra ImageTempra Plus 24KW

By Stiebel Eltron

Stiebel Eltron tankless water heaters are the electric tankless water heaters that we recommend. We have had great success with these units and our customers have been very satisfied with them.

Stiebel Eltron has many models that can accommodate your needs. The whole house units may require some electrical upgrades to your home to operate them. We are more than happy to talk and see what may need to be done to install the units.  The units are can be mounted almost anywhere. The unit is small enough to fit under a large cabinet if needed.

The plus series come with a digital readout that lets you know the exact temperature of the water dispensed from the unit. The Tempra plus 24k puts out a capacity of 3 gallons per minute.   This number does not rate your water flow but shows how much volume of water that the heater will keep the temperature at. An example of this is running a shower and lavatory faucet. The shower will use 1.8 gallons per minute and the lavatory may use 1 gallon per minute.  The combination is a total of 2.8 gallons per minute. The unit will be efficient to running both the fixtures at the same time and keep the constant heat that the unit is set to. These numbers are for example only and can range depending on ratings of the fixtures.

This unit is a demand type. Stiebel does offer instantaneous also. We are not a dealer for this company. You can find their products at http://www.stiebel-eltron-usa.com/.

Energy.gov has a good explanation in their article Tankless or Demand-Type Water Heaters   article.

Excerpt:  ADVANTAGES AND DISADVANTAGES

For homes that use 41 gallons or less of hot water daily, demand water heaters can be 24%–34% more energy efficient than conventional storage tank water heaters. They can be 8%–14% more energy efficient for homes that use a lot of hot water -- around 86 gallons per day. You can achieve even greater energy savings of 27%–50% if you install a demand water heater at each hot water outlet. ENERGY STAR® estimates that a typical family can save $100 or more per year with an ENERGY STAR qualified tankless water heater.

The initial cost of a tankless water heater is greater than that of a conventional storage water heater, but tankless water heaters will typically last longer and have lower operating and energy costs, which could offset its higher purchase price. Most tankless water heaters have a life expectancy of more than 20 years. They also have easily replaceable parts that extend their life by many more years. In contrast, storage water heaters last 10–15 years.

Tankless water heaters can avoid the standby heat losses associated with storage water heaters. However, although gas-fired tankless water heaters tend to have higher flow rates than electric ones, they can waste energy if they have a constantly burning pilot light. This can sometimes offset the elimination of standby energy losses when compared to a storage water heater. In a gas-fired storage water heater, the pilot light heats the water in the tank so the energy isn't wasted.

The cost of operating a pilot light in a tankless water heater varies from model to model. Ask the manufacturer how much gas the pilot light uses for the model you're considering. If you purchase a model that uses a standing pilot light, you can always turn it off when it's not in use to save energy. Also consider models that have an intermittent ignition device (IID) instead of a standing pilot light. This device resembles the spark ignition device on some gas kitchen ranges and ovens.

You can read more at http://energy.gov/energysaver/articles/tankless-or-demand-type-water-heaters.

 

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  • Comment Link A Ross Wednesday, 28 January 2015 20:20 posted by A Ross

    do you service the Steibel Tankless Water Heaters ?
    We have one and are located on the Outer Banks

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